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Next Gen Audio Summit: Concerns about training, skills and jobs pervade tech talk during London symposium

For all the intense and insightful discussion about immersive and personalised sound, audio-over-IP, automated mixing and improving accessibility, it was a clutch of real-world issues that permeated this week’s sold-out Dolby Next Generation Audio Summit, produced in association with SVG Europe. The 16 October 2019 event in London’s Soho Square examined contemporary and future sound […]  More

Red Bee Media renews SVG Europe Gold Sponsorship to continue contribution to best practice in sports media

Once again, Red Bee Media has renewed its Gold Sponsorship of SVG Europe. The company said SVG Europe gives it direct access to the sports broadcast community, which enables it to contribute to best practice in sports media distribution. Said Margaret Davies, head of sales enablement at Red Bee Media: “Being a part of SVG […]  More

Dell comes back into the SVG Europe fold as Gold Sponsor to share and learn from the industry

Dell Technologies is back at SVG Europe, having taken up a Gold Sponsorship with the association. The company said its membership provides it with the ability to learn from peers in the sports broadcasting industry, as well as share its vision in Europe. Jeff Grassinger, senior business development manager and alliances at Dell EMC, stated: […]  More

LaLigaTV channel added to Premier Player OTT service in UK and Ireland

The 24/7 English-language channel LaLigaTV has been made available in the UK and Ireland via Premier Player, the OTT service operated by Premier Sports. As first revealed on 10 September, the strategic tie-up between Spain’s top flight and Premier will see all LaLiga games streamed live in HD. Subscriptions are being offered on a monthly […]  More

ESPN embraces automated production for coverage of America East on digital platforms

ESPN’s ever-expanding coverage of sports events big and small has provided the company an opportunity to produce those events on every scale imaginable. There are, for example, the multiday efforts for US Open tennis, the megacasts for college football, and the robust NBA, MLB, and Monday Night Football productions. But continuing expansion of coverage of […]  More

NEP Group acquires SOS Global Express

NEP Group has acquired SOS Global Express, an independent international freight forwarding and full-service logistics company that specialises in supporting clients in broadcast, entertainment, music, and professional sports teams and leagues. The addition of SOS is consistent with NEP’s stated strategy to become the world leader in Broadcast Services and Live Events, providing key logistics […]  More

IBC 2019 Reflections: Tata’s Brian Morris on giving valued exposure to lower-scale productions

Sports that reside on the fringes of the production spectrum rarely get viewers from outside the venue. Nowadays, these niche sports can gain exposure and impact with viewers, via continuing efforts in remote home production. At the SVG Europe Sport Production Summit in Amsterdam last month we sat down with Brian Morris, vice president and […]  More

REC10 in the works as RECkord presses on with second UHD truck

RECkord Outside Broadcasting, based in the Czech Republic, is currently building its second UHD truck, REC10, which should be completed by the end of the year. Its first UHD OB, REC7 4K, has been in use for three years, and has done about 10% of its productions in UHD – the rest in HD. While […]  More

IBC 2019 Reflections: Limelight Networks’ Gray and MIller-Jones discuss the on-going live streaming transformation

New features announced at IBC 2019 for Limelight Networks’ Video Delivery Services include expansion of the company’s global network to almost 50 Tbps of egress capacity and its edge-server capacity by more than 40% since January. This increased capacity ensures that critical quality metrics — such as rebuffer rate, startup time, and bitrate viewed — […]  More